Does Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man...Smoke Cigarettes?!

Exclusive! Brit actor opens up about seven-month shoot, costar Emma Stone and his "bromance" with Tron star Garrett Hedlund

By Marc Malkin Jun 21, 2011 12:30 AMTags
Andrew Garfield, SpidermanJohn Schwartzman/Columbia Pictures

Don't be surprised if Andrew Garfield suddenly starts trying to scale buildings and sling webs.

And I'm not talking about while he's filming Spider-Man, the much anticipated reboot in which the Social Network star takes on the role of Peter Parker and his superhero alter ego.

The flick's seven-month shoot was intense. How intense? Read on to find out...

"It was so long, man," Garfield exclusively told me this weekend at the Maui Film Festival, where he was honored with the Shining Star Award. "It's crazy. I feel like I lost a sense of myself for awhile...It was very hard work. I worked my butt off."

It certainly shows in that one—and only—still that Sony has released of Garfield in his skintight Spidey suit.

"I saw it before that image was going to be released," Garfield said. "[Director Marc Webb] slipped me a little copy of it. I had to catch my breath a little. It was very very exciting. It was surreal."

If that was surreal, one could only imagine what Garfield will be feeling when the movie is released. When I asked if he's ready for the fandemonium, he joked, "Wouldn't it be funny if there was like no one there? Wouldn't that be brilliant and kind of hilarious?"

As if that would ever happen.

"I can be smoking a cigarette in a Spider-Man costume looking at the camera for two hours and going, 'I'm Spider-Man' and people will still want to see it because it's Spider-Man," Garfield said.

How true. Fortunately, the flick is nothing like that.

And let's not forget his awesomely cool love-interest costar, Emma Stone. "She's the kind of person who brings in cookies and banana bread," Garfield revealed.

So how are her baking skills? "She's getting there," he cracked.

If you haven't been able to tell, Garfield has a wicked sense of humor.

Talk of his so-called "bromance" with fellow Maui honoree and Tron hottie Garrett Hedlund really brings out the silly. "Garrett Hedlund is the worst," Garfield said, laughing. "He has no right to be here. I don't even understand it. I hate that guy."

Wanna know what Garrett has to say about Mr. Garfield? Make sure to come back here tomorrow to find out.

VIDEO: Check out more of Marc's exclusive chat with Andrew Garfield